Throughout my years of helping multi-specialty practices build their teams of veterinarians, I have seen that the most important factor in a successful placement is work place environment.
Why is this?
It is very simple. Some veterinarians thrive in certain environments and in other environments they are stifled. What happens when a doctor is in the right environment? Wonderful things start to happen. This veterinarian will begin to achieve professional goals, they will start to think big, they will formulate plans and ideas and they will enjoy their work immensely. They will thrive., they will smile. They will be a team player, clients will love them and the staff will love them. And overall, the practice will grow because of this.
Are you happy?
I have found that many veterinarians do not realize when they are unhappy or when the fit is not quite right. Some doctors can stay in an less than ideal position for many years without realizing that there is a better fit out there. What happens in this environment? Typically, the veterinarian’s performance declines. There is no spark. There are no new ideas. The doctors get frustrated easily, they have less patience, they smile less and there are no light bulbs going off.
So take a minute, are you smiling enough?
Questions or comments on this blog?
If you have any questions or comments about the importance of workplace environment, please feel free to contact me on my cell at 804.833.0585 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. All communication is CONFIDENTIAL.
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